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Matt Pryor NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Philadelphia Eagles' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 22:  Matt Pryor #64 of the TCU Horned Frogs in action during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field on October 22, 2016 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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POSITIVES

—Experienced at both tackle and guard with an ideal projection at right guard.

—Great frame at 6'7" and 328 pounds with the leverage to drop his anchor and push defenders in the run game.

—Long-armed player who uses his length well and has room to improve his punch accuracy to become even more effective in the pass game.

—Absorbs power-rushers and will sit down and anchor when a defender tries to convert speed to power.

—Has the size and length to shut down even the best pass-rushers if he gets hands on them.

         

NEGATIVES

—Average mover who is likely a fit in a drive scheme but not as much for zone teams.

—Weight management has been an issue. Was listed at 350 pounds in the summer and was at one point close to 400 pounds, per school sources.

—Scouts questioned his football IQ and work ethic when discussing his draft grade.

—Speedy rushers will give him fits around the edge because of his heavy feet, which is why he's projected inside to guard.

—Has to speed up his process. From snap to reaction to his first movement, he's often beaten with quickness from defenders.

        

OVERALL

The team that drafts Matt Pryor must have a plan to help him continue developing his body and game. But he's an impressive player on the hoof with the tools to become a better pro than he was a college blocker.

                 

GRADE: 5.75 (Round 4-5)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Trent Brown, San Francisco 49ers

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